Liberty Interactive Group (NASDAQ: QVCA) Stock Coverage Initiated at Bank of America Corp.

Analysts at Bank of America Corp. initiated coverage on Liberty Interactive Group (NASDAQ: QVCA) stock, rating the company at Neutral.Bank of America Corp. currently has a rating of Neutral on the shares. As a means of comparison, a number of other analysts have issued reports on the stock recently, and Liberty Interactive Group has secured a consensus one-year price target of $31.39, above the opening price of $18.57. Liberty Interactive Group stock has a 52-week high of $28.71. Price changes targets are not unheard of as analysts and brokerage firms will issue periodic updates after beginning or initiating coverage.

U.S. stocks on Monday closed essentially flat, after trading firmly higher, in a volatile session ahead of the start of a pair of closely watched central-bank policy meetings.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.02% closed down 3.63 points at 18,120.17.

The blue-chip index had been up by as much as 131 points earlier and traded within a 162-point range.

The S&P 500 SPX, +0.00% slipped 0.04 points to close at 2,139.12, after trading within an 18-point range

Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -0.18% declined 9.54 points, or 0.2%, to close at 5,235.03.

Earlier, the index had been up by as many as 37 points and traded with a 58-point range

Shares of Liberty Interactive Group (NASDAQ: QVCA) opened at $18.57 yesterday and traded in a range between, $18.53 and $18.92, and last traded at $18.88, which represents an increase of $0.18 from the previous closing price.

Liberty Interactive Group (NASDAQ: QVCA) now has a market cap of 8.98B.

The stock’s average daily volume is 4,024,550 shares out of a total float 435,257,000 and some 531,572 shares traded hands yesterday, 89 percent below the average. Trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days as investors often use upticks in trading volume to pinpoint large volume aggregation or distribution by institutional investors.

As with all potential breakouts, investors watch for volume to be at least 40%-50% above normal on the breakout to demonstrate that fund managers and other professional investors are jumping in.

Institutional sponsorship is defined by ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

These instituitional investors have teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks, so it is good confirmation to see them taking a postion in a stock you’re researching.

By spotting trends, moving averages allow investors to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of successful trades.

Trades for Liberty Interactive Group (NASDAQ: QVCA) have ranged from $18.42 – 28.710, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $21.42 and 200-day MA of $24.72. Today’s last price is 0.34% lower than the 52 week high of $28.71.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most important things to look at in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors seek companies that have raised their earnings at least 25% or more for the past 3 years.

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